TissuGlu® helps elevate your tummy tuck experience


TissuGlu is the first surgical adhesive of its kind, combining strength and safety to give you the advantage of a drain-free tummy tuck. TissuGlu is a clinically proven alternative to drains for your tummy tuck.

TissuGlu simplifies your recovery

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Strong. Simple. Safe.

During the tummy tuck procedure, TissuGlu drops are applied in a precise grid pattern with a special applicator. It forms a strong bond between tissue layers to help you heal naturally without drains. TissuGlu reduces spaces between the layers where fluid can collect, allowing your body to resorb fluid as part of the healing process. It safely breaks down over time and is eliminated naturally from your body.

TissuGlu patients reported better quality of life during recovery

You may feel so good that you want to do more than your healthcare provider has recommended, but remember you just had major surgery and your body needs time to heal. Follow your healthcare provider's recovery instructions carefully.

TissuGlu patients resumed all measured activities sooner than patients with drains1,2
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While some people may still require additional fluid management, a clinical study showed that 3 out of 4 patients who had TissuGlu required no further fluid-related treatment1,2

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References: 1. Data on file, Cohera Medical, Inc. 2. Hunstad JP, Michaels J, Burns AJ, et al. A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial assessing a novel lysine-derived urethane adhesive in a large flap surgical procedure without drains. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2015;39(4):616-624.

Important TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Safety Information


TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is indicated for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty.


Do not use in patients with known or suspected allergies to urethane-based or isocyanate-containing products.


  • Do not use TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive in patients who have had prior exposure to TissuGlu®. Immunological response associated with repeat TissuGlu® exposure has not been studied.
  • The effectiveness for the treatment of patients with BMI > 28 has not been established. Higher BMI patients have a propensity for fluid accumulation and may have an increased risk of seroma formation.
  • Effectiveness was not observed in weight loss patients undergoing abdominoplasty. Weight loss patients have a propensity for fluid accumulation and may have an increased risk of seroma formation and aspiration.

TissuGlu® may reduce the need for drains after surgery. By using TissuGlu® instead of drains, you may:

  • Return to normal activities more quickly
  • Experience less discomfort and pain than when drains are used
  • Have fewer invasive treatments for fluid management. The results showed that 73% of TissuGlu® patients had no treatments after surgery. However, some patients did require additional invasive treatments including reinsertion of drains.

Clinical studies were performed using TissuGlu®. There were no increased safety risks with the use of TissuGlu® than when drains were used. Potential complications associated with the use of the device and the tummy tuck procedures include seroma (fluid) formation. These complications may require treatments such as drain placement and/or fluid removal by needle, which may be performed in the operating room. Additional potential complications include wound healing issues, rash/redness, surgical site or incision infection, scarring, hematoma (bruise or swelling), incision separation, and immunological reaction.

Safety Information:
For full safety information please visit http://tissuglu.com/safety, contact your doctor, or call Cohera Customer Support at 1-800-641-7458.

TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is currently approved for sale in the United States for the approximation of tissue layers where subcutaneous dead space exists between the tissue planes in abdominoplasty. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive received European CE Mark in 2011, where it is approved for large flap surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty. TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive is not approved for sale in any other region. Any questions related to the indication for use should be directed to your Cohera Medical Account Manager or to Cohera Medical Corporate Clinical Affairs. Refer to the complete TissuGlu® Surgical Adhesive Directions for Use for prescribing and usage information.